Humes J. Franklin, III

Attorney in Staunton, VA

Tripp focuses his law practice on trial work and litigation. His clients vary widely, from individuals to publicly traded companies. Tripp handles all sorts... of matters including personal injury, business litigation, real estate litigation, domestic relations, construction litigation, administrative appeals, criminal defense, and alternative dispute resolution, among others. Tripp appears regularly in the city and county courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and West Virginia as well as the United States federal courts in both states, and handles appeals to the Virginia Supreme Court and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Tripp is a native of the Shenandoah Valley, having been born in Waynesboro, Virginia and is a 1994 graduate of Wilson Memorial High School in Fishersville.

Some examples of Tripp’s experience include:

Successfully obtained numerous large personal injury settlements for various clients

Obtaining a defense verdict in a jury trial on behalf of an individual sued for damages as a result of a vehicle collision.

Successfully winning a jury verdict awarding clients title by adverse possession to approximately 64 acres of mountainous land in Pendleton County, West Virginia.

Successfully prosecuting a claim for specific performance of a real estate contract on behalf of a developer against a building contractor.

Successfully defending a veterinarian sued for malpractice.

Successfully defending a nationally traded company in a products liability action in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Personal Information:

Married to Jean Michelle Franklin

4 daughters, Brodie Jean, Mary Quinn, Thea Pratt, and Reva Sloane

Member Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church

Past President, Augusta Bar Association

Member of Board of Directors of Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House

Founding and current member of the Board of Directors of The Waynesboro YMCA Foundation, Inc.

Past member of Board of Directors of Waynesboro YMCA

Member and former chair of Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Books, Publications, and Articles

"Examination Under Oath - The Insurer's Right, "The Claimsman, Virginia State Claims Association, Fall 2002.

"Rule 4:1 (b)(3) and the Meaning of Anticipation of Litigation," Litigation News, Virginia State Bar, Vol. IX, No. 4, Fall 2002.

Memberships & Awards

Virginia's Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine

Virginia State Bar

West Virginia State Bar

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (Chair, Young Lawyer Division 2006)

Virginia Bar Association

Waynesboro YMCA (Board of Directors, 2003-Present)

Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville (Board of Directors)

Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers

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Areas of Law

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Construction and Real Estate Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Defense and Policy Coverage
  • Family and Domestic Law
  • Civil Litigation, Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Products Liability
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Law
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business and Commercial Litigation


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 2001, Virginia
2002, West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia

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  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Law School Attended

    Marshall-Wythe, William and Mary
    Class of 2001

    University Attended

    Davidson College
    Class of 1998

    Birth Information

    Born in 1975
    Waynesboro, Virginia, November 25, 1975

    Associations & Memberships

    Virginia State Bar; West Virginia State Bar; Virginia Bar Association; Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.

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    Office Information
    Humes J. Franklin, III
     125 South Augusta St., Suite 2000,
    Staunton, VA 24401

    Maintains an office in multiple locations

    Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC (Staunton, Virginia)

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